This Day in Country Music History
1911: Prominent recording executive Stephen H. Sholes is born in Washington, D.C. Sholes was responsible for recruiting such talent as Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold, The Browns, Hank Locklin, Homer and Jethro, Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, and Pee Wee King. In 1955, he signed Elvis Presley for RCA Victor.
1944: Country musician Moe Bandy is born in Meridian, Mississippi. Bandy had the 1974 Country Top 10 album It Was Always So Easy and the 1979 Country #1 hit “I Cheated Me Right Out of You.”
1999: Clint Black is #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with his debut album, Killin’ Time.
2008: Tom T. Hall is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.